Call Before You Dig


Underground Cable Locates - Don't take chances, call before you dig. Alabama Law requires that anyone doing any type of excavation to contact the underground utility owners. This is made simple by calling the Alabama Line Locate Center at:

1-800-292-8525 or simply dial 811

Then, the Locate Center notifies the individual utilities. It is a free service to you. The law does state that the utility has 48 hours to locate the lines. Once the lines have been located they will be flagged and/or painted. The color of the flagging/paint indicates the type of utility. For emergency digging, our locate personnel will be dispatched immediately.


YELLOW Gas,Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials
RED Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables
ORANGE Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit
BLUE Water, Irrigation and Slurry Lines
GREEN Sewers and Drain Lines
WHITE Proposed Excavation

Our mission is to support our community. We are committed to provide prompt, safe, clean, reliable utilities at the lowest cost possible to serve the best customers in the world.

Sheffield Utilities
300 N Nashville Ave
Sheffield, Alabama 35660

Phone: 256.389.2000

Report an Outage: 256.389.2478